2019 Flood Closures

Photo © Sam Stukel

2019 Flood Closures

Currently Closed

State Parks 

Randall Creek Campground-The campground is closed for the summer of 2019.  The day-use area and boat ramp remain open and accessible to vehicles.

Lake Vermillion East Unit-East campground, east boat ramp and access points on the south and east sides of Lake Vermillion


Lake Vermillion in McCook County

Public Water Access Areas 

Lake Oahe

Indian Creek Recreation Area-East ramp closed.

Lake Francis Case

West Bridge Lakeside Use Area, near Platte-Boat ramp closed.

Other Lakeside Use Areas

Bent River east of Alcester

Cut-Off Bend

Willow Run east of Spink

Ryan east of Elk Point

Kamp Game Production Area and Access-6 miles south of Brookings

Hazel's Haven Access Area-2 miles northeast of Flandreau

Flandreau West Access Area-1 mile west of Flandreau

Trent Access Area-at Trent

Lake Whitewood Public Water Access (PWA) south of Lake Preston

Sarranen Public Water Access (PWA) on Lake Poinsett

Lake Thompson/Lake Henry Lakeside Use Area (LUA) on 211th and 212th St

Other Areas

Newell Lake: Lake is open, but there is a road block preventing the dam from being crossed.

The road leading into Tabor Lakeside Use Area is closed due to damage from erosion and barricades have been placed indicating no travel.

"No Wake Zone" Lakes (no wake within 300ft of the shoreline)

Lake Poinsett (Hamlin and Brookings County)

Lake Thompson (Kingsbury County)

Lake Mitchell (Davison County)

Blue Dog Lake (Day County)

Brant Lake (Lake County)

Lake Madison (Lake County)

Lake Herman (Lake County)

Portions Currently Closed or Impacted 

Good Earth State Park near Sioux Falls-lower trail system

Buryanek Recreation Area, near Burke-Group camping area #2 closed.

Lake Herman State Park-Lower campground remains closed.

More Information

If you are looking for more information regarding whether the access area you plan to fish is impacted, check out our Public Fishing Access Map.  

If you are nervous if your camping reservation is impacted, please contact the campground directly.  You can find a full list of parks and their contact information using our State Park Filtering Tool.